In the first half of the 1990’s Bill was CFO, then President and CEO of Brookfield, Canada’s largest office building company. He then led its residential development operations in the United States and Toronto with sales of 2,500 homes and 5,000 lots per year. In 2001, after an illustrious career at the highest levels of corporate real estate, Bill decided he wanted to pursue a more entrepreneurial path, and co-founded Bordeaux. Bill has been in the construction and real-estate business for 35 years. Prior to his career with Brookfield, Bill was a framer and in concrete high-rise forming, followed by auditing Calgary’s premier residential development company in the 1970’s. His career in the 1980’s was focused on shopping centre development, management and financing. Bill is a chartered accountant.
Birol’s background is in land development and homebuilding in Turkey as a director for Kemer Tourism A.S.- development company in Instanbul. He was part of a team that developed at US$500mm residential project, “Kemer Country”. While with Kemer, Birol was responsible for product delivery and client satisfaction for a construction program averaging US $40mm per year. Prior to Joining Kemer Tourism, Birol was a partner with Capella & Auriga, a consulting company in Turkey and was also a General Manager for KROM Ltd, a luxury condominium developer on Turkey’s mediterranean coast. In 2001, Birol returned to Canada to co-found Bordeaux. Birol has a Bachelor of Commerce, Valedictorian from the University of Calgary.
Jerry co-founded Bordeaux in 2001. He graduated form NAIT in 1973 with a Diploma of Applied Arts in Computer Systems Technology and began his I.T. career as a Programmer/Analyst with the Alberta Government. Industry experience includes government, oil and gas, forestry, communications, manufacturing, commodity trading, service delivery and housing. his role with Bordeaux is vast when it comes to technology and he ensures that the company is outfitted with the necessary infrastructure to do business in a fast paced, demanding industry.